Cressbrook Tunnel

© Gerard Tohill 2016

Cressbrook Tunnel is one of many lit tunnels on the Monsal Trail, a footpath and cycleway on the route of an old, disused, railway line that runs through some of the most scenic parts of the Peak District.

The line was called, when built, the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock, and Midlands Junction Railway. The early Victorian railway pioneers had a habit of naming their railway lines after the start and destination points, and stations in between. One can only be grateful that this naming convention had ceased by the time they came to name the Trans-Siberian Railway!

I decided to drop a flash into one of the alcoves along the tunnel, in order to add a little interest to the image.

For a higher quality version – see my Flickr page.

Photography stuff: 18-70mm lens at 18mm, 8 seconds at f/9.0, tripod, flash triggered remotely